U.S. Toughens Stance on Mubarak; Puts Egypt Aid Under Review

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Obama administration is ramping up pressure on President Hosni Mubarak to address the grievances of the Egyptian people and said the government’s response to protests may affect U.S. aid.

“The people of Egypt are watching the government’s actions, they have for quite some time, and their grievances have reached a boiling point and they have to be addressed,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters in Washington. The U.S. will be looking at its “assistance posture” toward Egypt, Gibbs said.

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Posted January 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br. Michael wrote:

Obama better look to the grievances closer to home.

January 29, 7:50 am | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

And while he’s at it, he should put ALL foreign aid under strict and thorough review.

January 29, 4:05 pm | [comment link]
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